The site of the former Longfield’s Hotel: the conversion will not add to the total number of places for homeless people as the Simon Community will close its Harcourt Street centre. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A former hotel on Fitzwilliam Street in Dublin 2 is to be turned into a homeless hostel, seven years after it was bought by Dublin City Council for al(...)

Cllr Kevin Sheahan (right) after being elected cathaoirleach of the new Limerick City & County Council, at the University of Limerick Concert Hall. Photograph: Don Moloney/Press 22

The formation of ruling coalitions on county councils yesterday, as well as new mayors taking up their chains of office, saw the changes ushered in by(...)

A homeless man photographed on Wolfe Tone Quay in Dublin earlier this year. Dublin City Council wants to turn a former hotel in Georgian buildings on Fitzwilliam Street into a supported temporary accommodation unit for 30 men and women.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Dublin city councillors are at odds over plans to open a homeless hostel in the city’s south Georgian conservation area. The council wan(...)

Dissident Fine Gael TD Lucinda Creighton has said she has received considerable support from grassroot supporters in Dublin South East Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dissident Fine Gael TD Lucinda Creighton has said she has received considerable support from grassroot supporters in Dublin South East who are dismaye(...)

Rosie Hackett, trade unionist and Lockout activist. The new bridge in Dublin is to be named after her.

The new Liffey crossing will be named the Rosie Hackett Bridge, following a vote by Dublin City Council last night.It is the first time that any brid(...)

The new bridge linking Burgh Quay and Marlborough Street under construction over the River Liffey .Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

So it’s down to five - the shortlist of possible names for the new Liffey bridge between Marlborough Street and Hawkins Street has been revealed. And(...)

Dublin City Councillors were last night asked to consider the introduction of planning controls which would prohibit certain types of retail outlet from opening on Grafton Street on the grounds they “would detract from the character of the street”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Charities have been given a reprieve by Dublin City Councillors who have voted not to ban their shops from opening on Grafton Street.Councillors were (...)

The new bridge linking Burgh Quay and Marlborough Street under construction over the river Liffey in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin’s Abbey Theatre has launched an online “urgent petition” seeking to have the new bridge on the River Liffey, currently under constructio(...)